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AEON In Recording Mode; Video Available

Sweden's AEON has entered Empire Studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Bleeding the False" (Unique Leader), due later in the year via Metal Blade Records. The CD will be mixed at Unisound Studio by Dan Swanö. A short video clip of the band in the studio recording the new CD has been posted ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Issues 'Diamond Unlocked' Update

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has issued the following update: "We're in the middle of the recordings of our cover record and it all sounds really cool. Drums, bass, keyboards and rhythm guitars are done. We just started with the recording of the lead guitars and the lead vocals, which will also be done very ...

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SOULFLY: New Song 'After The Slaughter' Available May 1

SOULFLY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "SOULFLY's mainman Max Cavalera is soon coming up with his new recording premiere. In just two weeks, on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, he will release his is latest work is a piece of art created in his aggressive-metal home factory directly to you as ...

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SEPULTURA: Photos From ABRIL PRO ROCK Festival Available

SEPULTURA played at the Abril Pro Rock festival in Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil) this past Saturday (April 14). The band played same set they performed during their European tour in March, and according to a posting on the group's web site, "the fans loved it!" SEPULTURA shared the stage with MARKY RAMONE, RATOS DE PORÃO and ...

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THE ACTUAL To Support VELVET REVOLVER On U.S. Dates

Los Angeles power trio THE ACTUAL, which is signed to Softdrive Records, the label headed up by VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), has been confirmed as the support act on VELVET REVOLVER's U.S. tour in May. The dates are as follows: May 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon May 05 - ...

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UNBURIED Forges On As Trio

St. Louis, Missouri-based extreme metal band UNBURIED has parted ways with vocalist Justin Tombed. "There are no hard feelings or bad blood, we will remain brothers beyond the grave," commented guitarist Dreathus Harris. "Instead of finding a new frontman we have taken the initiative to move on as a trio, we work more efficiently and ...

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The Life Burns Tour - APOCALYPTICA

Every time the opportunity arises to listen to APOCALYPTICA I can be heard muttering something about having immense respect for the metal-by-way-of-cello group, but not having the patience for it. Then I listen to it and wonder what the hell I was thinking. The band's renditions of tunes by the likes of (vintage) METALLICA are ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album

For the past month, SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has been holed up inside his home in Arizona writing songs for the band's next album, recording demos, and letting his creativity flow. The following question-and-answer session with Max was posted on the group's official web site, SoulflyWeb.com: Q: So, Max, how have you been ...

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STURCH Signs With SWELL CREEK RECORDS

German modern hard rock act STURCH has inked a deal with Swell Creek Records. The label is going to release the band's debut album, "Beauty, Anger & Agression" in September 2007. The first single, "Bless Me with Patience", can be downloaded from the band's MySpace page. STURCH is: Dennis Wendig (Vocals) Mario Evers ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Issues Update On SOFTDRIVE RECORDS

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) has issued the following update on his record label, Softdrive Records: "Since I last spoke to you all, we have signed a new artist, SOMETHING TO BURN. This will be a great musical partnership. The band is very independent; they have been filming and creating their own ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Announces Title For 'Covers' CD

German guitar hero AXEL RUDI PELL has set "Diamonds Unlocked" as the title of his upcoming "covers" album, due in September/October via SPV Records. Recording sessions for the effort will begin on April 2. Commented Pell: "We will record 11 songs, ten cover versions and one self-written intro. I saw a few song suggestions from ...

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AEON Prepares To Record New Album

Sweden's AEON has issued the following update: "We are now gearing up to hit the studio this weekend to start recording the follow-up to 2005 Unique Leader release 'Bleeding the False'. 12 new songs of pure hatred are about to be put on tape and it feels fucking great. We will be pushing that red ...

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SEPULTURA: 'Dante XXI' Certified Gold In Cyprus

SEPULTURA's "Dante XXI" album has been certified gold in Cyprus, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The band is on the road in Europe at the moment and will be presented with the gold disc on March 30 in Nicosia, when the tour hits Cyprus. In other news, check out recent ...

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SEPULTURA: Live Video From Germany Posted Online

A video clip of SEPULTURA performing their track "Convicted in Life" on Thursday, March 8 at the Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany has been posted online at YouTube.com. In other news, SEPULTURA has added two Greek dates to its current European tour. Support at the shows is coming from Israeli metallers BETZEFER and South ...

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SEPULTURA Films 'Ostia' Video; Photos Available

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have finished filming the second video from their "Dante XXI" album, for the song "Ostia". The clip was shot this past Saturday (March 3) at a studio in São Paulo prior to the band's departure for their European tour. During the week, the video crew and the main actor shot the outdoor ...

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SEPULTURA: New Live Video Posted Online

A short video clip of SEPULTURA performing their classic track "Roots Bloody Roots" on Tuesday, March 6 at the Debaser Medis club in Stockholm, Sweden has been posted online at YouTube.com. SEPULTURA completed its first North American tour in nearly four years in December. Support at the shows came from SWORN ENEMY, DIECAST ...

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SEPULTURA: New Rehearsal Video Footage Posted Online

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA are currently rehearsing for their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on March 6 in Stockholm. Support at the shows will come from Israeli metallers BETZEFER and South Africa's FOREVER WILL BURN. Check out video clips of SEPULTURA rehearsing for the tour: "Boycott" (video) "Activist" (

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SEPULTURA: Mexican Dates Cancelled

SEPULTURA's previously announced Mexican dates — Chihuahua on February 17 and Aguascalientes on February 18 — were cancelled, reportedly due to visa/immigration issues (although this has not be officially confirmed). No further information is currently available. SEPULTURA completed its first North American tour in nearly four years in December. Support at the shows came from ...

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AFTER ALL To Support STONE SOUR In Belgium, Holland

Belgian thrashers AFTER ALL have been confirmed as direct support for STONE SOUR in Belgium and Holland. The details are as follows: Feb. 19 - AB - Brussels, Belgium Mar. 07 - Melkweg Max - Amsterdam, Holland AFTER ALL is confirmed to appear at this year's Pestpop festival on April 21 in Wieze, Belgium. Also ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Performs 'Jumpdafuckup' In Russia; Video Available

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera made a special guest appearance with the popular Russian hardcore group FAQ on January 11, 2007 in Moscow, Russia at the Shadow Club. Cavalera performed "Molotov", "Jumpdafuckup" and the FAQ original track "The Killing Song", to which he also contributed vocals in the studio for inclusion on FAQ's upcoming album, "Circus ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Issues South American Tour Recap

ARCH ENEMY vocalist Angela Gossow has posted the following message on her MySpace page: "Chile, Argentina and Brazil: 12 days in total (60 hours of them just flying — 10 flights altogether, through thunderstorms and one with broken landing gear). Four shows, more than 8,000 fans total attending, one insane signing session with 450 rabid ...

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MANOWAR Wants To Take You To Valhalla!

With the upcoming Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour, MANOWAR is ready to bring true metal to your town and take you to Valhalla — the place of immortal warriors! Mobilized with seven trucks and six buses, MANOWAR's 100-strong army of warriors and crew will invade Europe with a storm of energy, devotion and power. With ...

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